Campus: Cal Poly San Luis Obispo -- April 13, 2005
Cal Poly Landscape Architecture Student Wins Design Competition
One of this year's winners of the fifth annual Wayne Grace Memorial Student
Design Competition is Bronwen Mastro from Cal Poly's Landscape Architecture
Department in the College of Architecture and Environmental Design.
The purpose of this annual design competition is to gather outstanding examples
of landscape architectural work which clearly demonstrate how the practice of
landscape architecture and licensing affects the quality of life. Each winning
student received a cash award of $1,000.00 from the competition's sponsor, the
Landscape Architectural Registration Boards Foundation.
The judges found that the winning entries covered a "wide-range of issues impacting
public health, safety and welfare, many of which are not clearly seen or easily
understood by the public and legislators."
The winning projects depicted how landscape architects apply specialized knowledge
and skill to create design solutions that address important social problems and
protect the natural environment.
Mastro's project, "Synergy: Culture and Ecology Converging," applied ecology,
sociology and aesthetics to a master plan for a site situated along the San Joaquin
River in one of the most productive agricultural regions of the country.
The competition was open to any student or team of students enrolled in an
undergraduate or graduate Landscape Architectural Degree Program.